A cut-down edition of the "Cobuild Idioms Dictionary", containing 2500 British and American idioms. It includes explanations of the origins of expressions such as "kick the bucket" and "on tenterhooks".From the Back Cover:
''POCKET IDIOMS DICTIONARY''
This easy to use dictionary deals with over 3000 current British and American idioms. It gives clear explanations of their meanings and usage, and illustrates them with more than 3000 examples, taken from The Bank of English. As a special feature, the dictionary also explains the origins of many of these colourful expressions, and shows how they have developed their current meanings.
• based on the 'COBUILD Dictionary of Idioms'
• coverage of over 3000 idioms
• over 3000 examples
• explanations of the origins of idioms
• clear layout
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Descripción Collins CoBUILD, 1996. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 3750957